David is a former patient who spent over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry before retiring in 1993. Since then he has continued to be active in the health service. He is chair of the Pennine Health Authority patient user partnership and also sits on several groups of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network - the North west breast cancer service steering group and clinical sub-groups on head & neck cancer, haemato-oncology and breast cancer

David chaired the patient experience and involvement committee and the Oldham subgroup until early 2010. He has been very involved in developing our patient and public involvement strategy. He is now a member of the quality committee which replaced the former patient experience committee.